Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Mice that were raised in a sterile environment or given antibiotics early in life lacked a common gut bacteria that appears to prevent food allergies, U.S. researchers said Monday.
A three-million-year-old child's skull uncovered in South Africa has no signs of the kind of soft spot that would be seen in human children with larger brains, a study said Monday.
The Russian government has approved injecting 239 billion rubles (US$6.6 billion, 5 billion euros) into two of the country's largest, state-controlled banks that have been hit with Western sanctions.
The black teenager whose shooting by a white officer ignited protests and revived the race debate in the United States was eulogized Monday as a victim of abusive policing whose untimely death demands justice.
Murdered U.S. hostage James Foley told his parents of his life imprisoned with 17 other captives in a Syrian dungeon, in a moving smuggled letter.
A Russian tourist has been arrested and charged after scaling New York's iconic Brooklyn Bridge to take pictures with his cell phone, authorities said Monday.
An enraged U.S. soldier with a gun died Monday after barricading herself in an office inside a major command's headquarters, throwing objects and then shooting herself in the head as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said.
Amazon is hoping to become the ESPN of video games. The e-commerce giant is buying streaming platform Twitch Interactive for US$970 million in cash as it seeks to take part in video gaming's growth as an online spectator sport.
Warren Buffett will help finance Burger King's planned takeover of the Canadian coffee and donut chain Tim Hortons, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, officials said early Tuesday, in a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militants.